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Joe DiMaggio Quotes

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1. “Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don’t belong there.”
2. “All pitchers are born pitchers.”
3. “I’m just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I’ve got to help my ball club win. I’ve never played any other way.”
4. “I’m a ballplayer, not an actor.”
5. “I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn’t know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink.”
6. “The test of an outfielder’s skill comes when he has to go against the fence to make a catch.”
7. “I no longer have it (desire to play).”
8. “If I were sitting down with George Steinbrenner (to discuss a salary) and based on what Dave Winfield got for his statistics, I’d have to say, ‘George, you and I are about to become partners.'”
9. “You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to ‘Run forward, bend, scoop up the ball, peg it to the infield,’ then your body says, ‘Who me?'”
10. “A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That’s why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.”
11. “You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.”
12. “Now I’ve had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play.”
13. “If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.”
14. “I’d like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.”
15. “I came up twice in the game with the bases loaded and both times I hit balls into the alley, four-hundred and fifty feet away. Home runs in any other park. Well, each time my own brother robbed me by making catches on the warning track. Instead of a possible eight RBI, or at least five or six, I got nothing. That night, Dom (DiMaggio) came over to my place for dinner. I remember letting him in the door and then not speaking to him until we were almost done eating. I was that mad.”

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